A Successful Story of Regional Revitalization in Taiwan

Many people see rural areas as non-economical; however, the Taiwanese government has declared 2019 as Taiwan's Regional Revitalization Year to make a change. Photo: Pixabay

Of: Yi-Chia Chen

Regional revitalization is a concept originated from Japan in 2012. Since Taiwan is facing similar problems as Japan, the Taiwanese government also decides to adopt this concept to attract people to move to rural areas. Instead of focusing on redevelopment, revitalization comes to play an important role.

May 3, 2021, Long read, Magazine

Behind the Belt and Road: Textile Workers Need Their Rights

Factory worker making clothes. Photo: Fancycrave, Unsplash.

Of: Vittorio Capici and Wooseong Kim

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is one of the most ambitious transnational development projects ever implemented. However, many EU analysts and policymakers fear the changes that BRI will bring to the European labor markets. This article will bring you to Prato, a key center for the Italian textile industry, where the Chinese immigrant workers have been hired under inhumane conditions for 40 years and where the Chinese government decided to invest once again.

April 10, 2019, English, Magazine, Opinion